DescriptionPottsville was named for John Pott, a pioneer ironworker who built a small iron furnace in 1806. The founding of the city coincided with the beginning of the vital iron and steel industry, which prospered for more than a century.
Pottsville also was part of northeastern Pennsylvania's anthracite coal mining region. Pottsville sports the 90-foot-high Henry Clay Monument, a memorial to the presidential candidate who supported legislation favorable to the area's coal industry. The monument, built in 1855, is said to be the nation's oldest cast-iron statue.
Visitor InfoSchuylkill County Visitors Bureau Union Station Building One Progress Cir. POTTSVILLE, PA 17901. Phone:(570)622-7700 or (800)765-7282
ShoppingSchuylkill Mall, 6 miles north on SR 61, has about 100 stores, including The Bon-Ton and Sears.
Things to SeeJerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum